You mean the reports that women like men that are contently chubby rather than sted heads who only love protein? Unless there was another similar recent report I missed?
718 posts • joined 27 Mar 2008
An adblocker that lets ads through? I wonder how appealing they would find curtains that allowed "acceptable" strangers to peer into their homes when they want some privacy?
Re: Sorry, Asus
You mean the stuff it took all of 30 seconds to uninstall when I bought my Asus Transformer Book TP300L? First world problems.
"I really need the reg to introduce bullet points"
El Reg did, a while ago, but you need at least a bronze commentard badge for the HTML to work. See HERE for more details.
Note to El Reg: Can you please put anchors in the above referenced page so we can directly link to sections of it?
Yes, I realise this is OT but I'm trying to get my post count up to get my badge back (I lost it after briefly finding something called a "life")... I found the extra formatting really useful.
Re: Also from the Department of Redundancy Department
I see what you did there DavCrav
Direct from the Department of Redundancy Department
"VW will provide vehicle identification numbers to retailers in the next few days, as well as figuring out how to let owners figure if their autos are affected, before it starts contacting the owners themselves.
In the coming days the company will give the vehicle identification numbers to retailers as well as coming up with a process for owners to check if their vehicles are affected, before contacting them directly."
Re: "software download sites like CNET and Softpedia"
I've found that if you look carefully enough (and I mean very carefully) there is usually a link to directly download a file hidden somewhere amongst all the crappy in your face attempts to get you to download their "installer" first. I know I've downloaded stuff from the aforementioned sites and never ever installed the sites own "installers".
Re: What about smart TVs?
No. Your TV uses the Tizen OS, not Flash, and, more than likely, pulls an MP4 stream down over HTTP/S straight from the BBC's servers (with additional "telemetry" sent back to Samsung about your viewing habits of course).
I don't think get_iplayer pretends to be an iPhone, as far as I'm aware it just tricks the BBCs servers into thinking their flash player is requesting the data. There was a very similar app that pretended to be an iPhone for the same purpose but that only downloaded SD versions of programs.
Edit: Jabuzz beat me to it by seconds! :D
Motherboard? Asus X99-A
Thunderbolt? Header on motherboard *
OSX? Err, its PC, not a Mac, so bit of a moot point.
Labour/Support? Inc. in price/Free ** (by me)
* Not that I or anyone else I know uses Thunderbolt peripherals.
** Maybe I'm lucky but NEVER had a PC need after sales support.
Okay, swap the SATA SSD for a 240Gb Kingston Hyper-X Predator PCIe SSD... which, as well as the speed gains, actually results in a £30 saving.
Thanks for the tip, but you've not really helped 45RPMs case lol
Considering the base model of the 6 Core Mac Pro comes in at £3,299 (in real money) I could purchase a PC with a 10 core Xeon E5 @3.1Ghz, 16Gb of DDR4 RAM, a 240Gb Kingston SSD and a NVIDIA Geforce GTX Titan X with 12Gb of DDR5 all for £3,280 (inc VAT).
Off course, I could always drop the specs to roughly match that of the Mac Pro (instead of matching the price) and save myself quite a bit of cash... or I could be a bit of a dickhead and spec a PC at Dell! ;) lol
That's weird... My friends iPhone has iOS 9.0.1 on it and I've just managed to post a status to her Facebook account using this bug. Fixed it is not.
Re: While we are at it!
The pizza above the potato one looks delicious though!
Phone? What phone??
"Both share the same neat, trademark Xperia aluminium power button"
Stopped reading after this. When did a power button become "neat" and its material become noteworthy? Have things got that bad that this is now a thing? The only comment a power button should garner is if it is well positioned, or not.
Re: CAN you REALLY turn off those features?
Win95 that started I think. You could turn "off" the recent docs feature in the start menu but if you navigated to your user folder they were still there, being logged anyway.
I don't see what the big deal is? Yes, they could have been a little bit more transparent about why they wanted the permissions in the first place, but at least they do have reasons for requiring the permissions. Unlike a gazillion other entirely pointless apps that require every permission they are capable of which morons still download just to hear fart noises!
By morons I don't mean the average El Reg reader, just the cretins who live on Facebook, think Flock Stars is good entertainment and send game request after game request for the latest "must play" PoS game! You know the type.
A classic case of trading on security through obscurity. Thanks to the dullards* that are forever posting pictures of Michael Kors watches, D&G accessories, bottles of "champagne" (that a French tramp would turn his nose up at) on a night out, and their latest car - you get the idea - the shiny is a little less obscure and the chickens are coming home to roost for Apple.
*Otherwise known as Weekend Credit-Card Kings/Queens
Had to downvote your post about downvotes because, well, thats generally what happens around these parts. There's been many a time I've started to write a rant about downvotes on my posts, even on posts that contain simple undeniable facts rather than opinions, but then thought better of it. Its best just to ignore them.
What a load of absolute bollocks! So according to your little list deaf people shouldn't really be driving?
"you can hear the motorcycle or cyclist you just ran over"
Being able to hear them once you've ran over them is a little bloody late! Correct use of mirrors and proper observations, like you should be doing anyway can prevent harming anyone that isn't doing their very best to end up under your wheels themselves.
"the person behind you trying to get your attention because your car is leaking"
Proper maintenance prevents, and regular checks alert you to, those sort of things, that and on-board sensors.
"or has a flat tire"
If you can't tell if your car has a flat tyre then there is something wrong. very wrong. Then again its understandable if you can't feel a deflated tyre in those over-sized wallowing barges you call cars.
"or hear the train coming on the train crossing you are about to cross"
I'm not sure how it works in the States (where I presume you're from given your spelling of 'tyres') but most rail crossing in the UK have some form of physical barrier and/or warning sirens and lights, or sometimes gates, which one has to get out of a vehicle to open. If anyone is dumb enough to cross an open crossing, without turning down their music and making proper observations, then they probably deserve their eventual Darwin award.
"and it's important to hear the engine to make proper gear changes on manual cars"
I don't need to hear the engine to know when to change gears, neither does anybody I know given the preponderance of manual cars over here. If you need engine noise to know when to change gear then its probably best you stick to the auto-boxes you're so fond of that side of the pond.
"the engine tells you if something is wrong when it makes an unusual noise"
Again, proper maintenance and regular checks will prevent this and unless you're driving a properly old shit-box then your car will have a whole array of sensors and warning lights/display that will alert you to the fact that something is wrong long before you "hear" it.
"isolating the driver from the machine is a bad"
Again, in practice, with regards to being able to hear "road noise", what is the difference between having loud music or being deaf? According to you being deaf would similarly be a "very bad thing" when it comes to driving.
"it requires all your senses"
"you are not sitting on a sofa in your living room listening to your favorite music, sipping coffee and smoking a cigar like car manufacturers want you feel like when driving"
That may be how cars are advertised over there, not over here.
Your post sound more like a list of your inadequacies as an owner and driver of a "dangerous machine".
Why is road noise that important unless you're driving like a complete bellend in an old "V-Tec just kicked in yo!" Honda Civic or some other ridiculous "I think I'm in The Fast and the Furious" motor on the public highways?
And engine noise? My car, even though it is a diesel, makes barely any engine noise (from inside at least!) at the best of times and its pretty much silent when cruising at a steady speed.
Re: How else do you insure added dealer profits????
"just different firmware"
Half the time it doesn't need different firmware, just different flags setting when the car is connected to the dealers computer. Why do you think car manufacturers are pushing for it to be made illegal to modify ANYTHING to do with any electronic system on a car? It sure as sh*t ain't nothing to do with safety like they claim, its so they don't have to go to the trouble of producing different firmware and so they can continue to charge exorbitant amounts of money for options which in reality only take the press of a couple of keys to enable.
I wasn't joking, a few replies above, about manufacturers implementing remote disabling either... just you wait and see!
Re: "...doors can remain unlatched even when in the 'closed' position..."
I'm very well aware of who the person in the advert was and what the actual phrase was. What 'John Brown (no body)' did was to quote something I said, which wasn't the actual phrase and the only similarity was two words, then appended some nonsense as if it was the actual phrase and went on about the f*cking kiddy-fiddler.
It was a massively tenuous link to begin with and so why he felt it necessary to bring up that sick f*ck when we were on about central locking on bloody cars is a mystery?
Re: "...doors can remain unlatched even when in the 'closed' position..."
As that is not what a certain dead ex-DJ used to say I find the raising of that particular subject at this juncture to be a bit odd. Unless you were trying to be funny in which case you failed. Hard. Every time you hear the word "Kangaroo" do you awkwardly bring up a certain Australian TV host?
Re: Car software
"Check for any updates recommended by Hyundai and perform these free of charge."
Well thats not really free, you're already paying for the service. Try seeing if they would update the software for "free" if they weren't doing a service and, especially, once the car is out of warranty (unless there was a product recall of course).
Re: Car software
"What I don't understand however is..."
Try putting your money-grabbing-b*stard-with-no-morals hat on for a moment and think about it. You'll understand eventually.
Conveniently, for the manufacturer, the more "convenience", in the form of computer controlled everything, built into a car the more complex they become. The more complex they become the less likelihood of the "average" person attempting to fix vehicles themselves and therefore more, extortionate, visits to the dealership.
Just wait until the manufacturers program in remote disabling should you miss a service, or do anything not to their liking (like change a "coded" part), and you have to arrange for one of their representatives to come and collect it, put it into a "service" mode for it to be driven to a dealers for them to "rectify"... at your expense.
Re: "...doors can remain unlatched even when in the 'closed' position..."
I'm guessing that your wife's new Peugeot may use a similar system to my car*, which uses hydraulics to engage the locks. That too makes absolutely no discernible noise other than, in my case, a reassuring 'clunk' rather than a 'click'.
* Not a Peugeot, but I received a myriad of childish downvotes just for mentioning the car I choose to drive. Not making that mistake again.
That is true. But then one has to ask why, exactly, haven't Google, Bing and a few others been similarly brought to book? Are they not doing exactly the same thing albeit by one degree of separation?
"And it was then that the first reports of a terrorist attack on Londoners"
I don't wish to demean (if thats the right word) the experiences of those caught up in the bombings but it wasn't really an attack on "Londoners" was it. London just happens to be the capital (psychologically important) where there is lots and lots of people in lots and lots of "confined" spaces (logistically/physically important). I doubt the bombers woke up one day and said: "Those bloody Londoners..."
Re: Fixed battery, no SD slot,
Despite the fact that its actually the "Google Services Framework" that is required, not a "Google Apps APK", I don't understand why the reviewer needed to download a "dodgy" APK when the phones own Google Installer app prompts you to download the Google Services Framework when you try to install any actual Google Apps?
Re: no sd slot..?
"How does Ted Tso, author of EXT4 work for Google and Android phones will not read EXT4?"
Are you sure about that? I mean, really sure? The Linux Kernel (at the heart of Android) has built-in support for EXT4. Most internal storage on (newish) Android phones is now EXT4. This is also why most (newish) Android phones, when plugged into a computer via USB cable, use MTP rather than USB Mass Storage mode... Windows (love it or hate it, but being the most used PC OS), out of the box, doesn't play ball with EXT4 hence MTP is in, hiding EXT4 from Windows, and Mass Storage Mode is out.
Also, variants of Android have used EXT4 for many years. I used to use a SD Card with an EXT4 partition to increase the "internal" storage of my (Cyanogen Flashed) HD2, which only came with a measly 512mb of actual internal storage. Cyanogen treated the EXT4 partition on the SD card as an extension of the internal memory for apps, while I could still use the main partition, as Fat32, to store files (and used generally as a dumping ground for all the crap apps downloaded/cached).
Re: Oh well, nice concept anyway...
So much nonsense.
"you have to replace the entire UI"
The launcher appears to use localistion, apart from, oddly, the pulldown settings WiFi button, which is labelled "Gildas". The Settings menus all appear to use localisation. The main apps all appear to be use localistion and labelled in local language in the MIUI launcher. The only things that appear to be in Chinese (other than the stock browser) are apps that are specific to Chinese services, but would you use them even if they were in English or replace them with something else that you know anyway? Hardly the biggest hardship in the (phone) world.
"have to essentially replace it's back end loader"
Have to? Only if you want to use some Google services. And what you're actually talking about is the Google Services Framework; basically an API, not a "back end loader" that, amongst other things, all GApps use to talk to Google servers, rather than that function being coded individually into each and every app. It also allows you to sign in once and all GApps will work, rather than having to individually sign in to each GApp.
"And having to use a dubious-security third party boot loader"
Did you just see the words "boot" and "loader" once and thought you'd throw them in here? Again, what you're talking about is the Google Services Framework, which is not a "boot loader" and it seems the article is even wrong or the reviewer overlooked a little detail. There is a "Google Installer" on the phone which, when you try to install any GApps, tells you you need the Google Services Framework and prompts you to install it! So no dubious security, and no third party!
Here's a tip: You know what I do when I don't know what I'm talking about? I STFU, ask pertinent questions or do some research...
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." - Benjamin Franklin
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln
...credit where credit is due for once; the stacked/stored results seem a really good idea.
Demographic? That response to my response of your comment making no sense makes even less sense!
Re: It will be an innovation if they can get it to work well
Obvious troll is obvious, 0/10. The HTC (depth) camera on the One M8 does exactly what it says on the tin and the 4MP main camera is one of the best that HTC have ever used, especially when it comes to low light situations.
Your response makes no sense. Why would the "usual shrill apple haters at the Reg" insist its an Apple invention? Own any Apple kit by any chance?
"It is expected to launch in the main Firefox stable version 42"
So, in the next five minutes then?
Interesting Legal Shenanigans
17 U.S.C. § 107
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright
I'm guessing this, and The Intercepts web host having the back-bone to brush off spurious DMCA take-down requests, is why the article hasn't been pulled?
Hey Rob, Decrypt This...
Re: providing the world's population with the protein it needs to survive.
"Meat isn't the most efficient way of utilising land to produce protein for humans. "
But it is the tastiest!
Not Just Notifications (Maybe)
"it will crash an iThing when it is displayed as a notification"
Anecdotally it would appear, on the 5C at least, to crash the phone when opening the messaging app too, rather than just viewing the notification. Then again, the phone belongs to the girlfriend of my nephew and, considering both are in their late teens, neither of them are that technologically minded so when they say it also crashes by going directly into the messaging app I'm not entirely convinced they're directly going into the messaging app.
Anyway, a factory reset solved the problem (until the next numpty sends the message again!)
Laws of physics aren't suspended for F1...
" Premium “real-time track position” screens are a mere work of fiction (we have a TV, so can check ...)
Ignoring the app freezes and such I'm really surprised by the above comment, especially coming from a reader of a tech website.
Presuming the cars are tracked via GPS the car has to get its position, beam that to trackside receivers (or the teams own receivers), that then gets forwarded to local FoM servers (where its processed for the pit/garage screens) and then passed along to a data centre somewhere in the world. This then has to work its way to your ISP (and given that you could be on the complete opposite side of the world to the datacentre) and then who knows what priority your ISP gives that traffic before its squirted into your device.
THEN realise that the single practice/quali/race TV feed, produced by FoM, is delayed on purpose by FoM before its shared with the various OB trucks (that are used for pre/post race segments and muxing the commentary by individual broadcasters). From the OB trucks its then sent to the the respective broadcasters distribution centres before being sent on to local transmitters or fed back up to satellites before being piped into homes. In the case of syndicated broadcasts an intermediary hop can be introduced; like Australia, I believe, gets its feed from the BBC, which the BBC has to send to the Oz broadcaster before its distributed to homes by whatever means.
And the reader really thought the "real-time" track-position would really match the "live" TV pictures? One only has to look at remote interviews conducted via satellite on News broadcasts to see the kind of delay just one hop introduces.